Greg Enslen is a writer based in the Dayton, Ohio area.

Contact Info:

Author Press Kit:

Download Greg's one-sheet biography and bibliography

Q and A:

Questions and answers from a recent interview with the great folks over at Serious Reading. And here is a great article from Nancy Bowman and the folks at Dayton Daily News on my writing career and the release of "A Field of Red."

Awards:

JANUARY 2016 - "A FIELD OF RED" SHORTLISTED 

"A Field of Red" was selected as one of 50 books shortlisted for the 2015 BookViral Book of the Year Awards. BookViral said "A Field of Red" is "a tour de force of intrigue and edgy noir backdrops, Enslen leads his readers on an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness with A Field Of Red and it certainly isn’t slow off the mark!

MAY 2015 - "GHOST" WINS READER'S FAVORITE

Reader's Favorite lauded the book, giving it their "Readers' Favorite Book Award" in May 2015. Here's an excerpt of the review: "Greg Enslen has created a masterfully interwoven tale of love, loss, greed and hope in The Ghost of Blackwood Lane.

APRIL 2015 - "THE 9/11 MACHINE" PLACES AS A READER'S FAVORITE BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Reader's Favorite lauded the book, which placed as a "Readers' Favorite Book Award" finalist in April 2015. Here's an excerpt of the review: "Greg Enslen, however, takes that tale to an entirely new level in his Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Alternative History novel, The 9/11 Machine....this is a tale of alternative history, of time machines, and the effects — often disastrous — that changing a timeline can induce.”

NOVEMBER 2012 - "BLACK BIRD" FEATURED IN "THE SECOND DEGREE" STORY BUNDLE

Featured as part of "The Second Degree Bundle" from StoryBundle. StoryBundle is a way for people who love to read to discover quality indie books written by indie authors. Click here to see the bundle.

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Here's an action shot of Greg, hard at work on his next book. Work faster, Greg - here, have some bananas!

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Volunteering

My community service and volunteering experiences.

Downtown Tipp City Partnership

In 2005, the Downtown Tipp City Partnership was formed in the basement of the local library by a group of interested business owners, citizens, and local government officials to begin the implementation of aspects of a DART report produced by Heritage Ohio. I was one of the founding members of this organization, which has grown over the past five years into a thriving non-profit organization with over 100 members.  The DTCP has initiated over a dozen innovative programs, events and partnerships to preserve the charm of downtown Tipp City while maintaining growth and attracting and retaining businesses. Many people work hard to make theDowntown Tipp City Partnership a great success. The Partnership Board of Directors consists of nine seats, with representatives from City Council, City Government, Tipp Monroe Community Services, the Tipp Chamber, the Tipp Library, local business owners and residents. We bring diverse groups and individuals together and make things happen in the downtown.

Tippecanoe Farmers' Market

The Tippecanoe Farmers’ Market is an effort to bring local and regional growers and vendors to a small, volunteer-run farmers’ market in the historic downtown shopping district of Tipp City. Located in downtown Tipp City, Ohio on Third St. between Main and Dow, the Market will be open on Saturdays, June 12th through September 18th, from 9 am to 12:30 pm. Established in 2007 by Reed Spencer and Greg Enslen, this popular outdoor market is entering its fourth year in operation.

Tippecanoe Canal Jumpers

Reed Spencer and I were sitting around one day, bored, and we thought "hey, let's start a vintage baseball team!"  Actually, he and I started talking about this project back in 2006, but it took three years of work and research to pull together the first game, which was held at the Willowtree Inn in August of 2009.  After a great response from the locals, we brought it back for 2010 and expanded the season to fourteen "matches" against other regional vintage baseball teams.  Drop by the website and check out our uniforms, match schedule and more information!

 

Big Robot Game Cafe

(Closed August 2010) The Big Robot Game Cafe, a downtown business I opened in March 2008, offered PC and video gaming in a state-of-the-art gaming center.  The shop closed in August 2010 after almost three years in operation.  If you'd like to read more about the Big Robot, including the story of its closing, the entire sordid tale is detailed as a vignette in "Tipp Talk 2010."  Pick up a copy!

 

Get Social! Radio/TV Show

The Get Social Radio Show started out as a live internet radio show in the summer of 2009 and has evolved into a 24-hour internet radio station with music, live talk, sports and entertainment programming.  Our Get Social! Radio Show has also been picked up by our local TV station - now I have to start doing my hair!  Here's the official description: "Get Social is an interactive, live talk show that highlights the activities of local businesses and organizations in Dayton and the Miami Valley. As the name implies, the broadcast is to help enable socialization of businesses with the community and their customers."